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Do you Twitter?

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Spinner, Sep 3, 2010.

  1. Spinner

    Spinner Where's my book?

    Over the past several months I've come to know the awesomeness that is Twitter. I'll admit when I first signed up I didn't really get it, but now I check it 5 or 6 times a day. :D

    Anyone else? And if so, do you follow anyone interesting/cool/informative/funny? Some of the fave users I follow are:

    @neatorama--neat stuff! :lol:
    @mashable--good general info about social media around the world
    @TheTop10Blog--I'm a useless trivia buff
    @uyeahu--of FSU fame! She's a hoot
    @nerdist--Chris Hardwick, host of WebSoup. I love dork humor!
    @jack--Jack Dorsey, creator of Twitter
    @Alyssa_Milano--one of the 3 celebs I follow. Very charitable and helpful with her tweets, no inane celeb crap.
    @RyanNewYork--he feeds the bleeding heart liberal in me
    @stratfordsj--Sarah Jane Stratford, a NYC-based author. Another lefty with a big heart and bigger funny bone!
    @harrislacewell--Melissa Harris Lacewell, super-smart Princeton prof and frequent guest on MSNBC news programs
    @andyconnell--half of my fave band, Swing Out Sister. Dry humor and great wit.
    @BreakingNews--Instant updates of up-to-the-minute news and headlines with links
    @anteateradvance--my youngest brother, also a great wit

    If anyone wants to follow me (I try to put good tweets/re-tweets out there with useful stuff when I can), pm and and I'll let you know my username. I'd post it here, but it's my real name. :p
  2. uyeahu

    uyeahu Agitator. Sharpie lover (figuratively speaking).


    No love for @princessleppard and @fsuniverse? You are so fickle. ;)

    Some of my favorite tweeters are:
    @johncmayer - he just does it better than most and his late night tweets are hilarious.
    @scottsimpson - funny
    @badbanana - funny
    @fireland - funny and SO INAPPROPRIATE
    @drunkhulk - funny
    @joshgroban - funny and cute
    @tomandlorenzo - from Project Rungay
    @EvanLysacek - not very entertaining but informative
    @benfolds - love him
    @kellyoxford - funny
    @StrangeMembrane - interesting news stories
    @kauf - great design/graphics info and links
    @designtaxi - design stuff
    @sandwichpolice - funny

    And of course Spinner. :D
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2010
  3. tarotx

    tarotx Well-Known Member

    well I'm @tarotx but I just mostly tweet sytycd related stuff so I'm pretty boring. Or fan-girl crazy!!
  4. milanessa

    milanessa engaged to dupa

    I tried to register for twitter but the name milanessa is already taken. :drama:
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  5. Satellitegirl

    Satellitegirl New Member

    I twitter now....I used to hate it but I found that I can follow some funny people and it brightens my day a bit.

    I follow:

    Conan O'Brien
    Pablo Francisco (Stand-up Comedian)
    Simon Pegg(from Shaun of the Dead)
    John Cusack
    Bill Bellamy
    the local radio station here...G105
    Demi Moore(because she tweets a lot)
    Ashton Kutcher(because he tweets a lot too)

    and quite a few others.
  6. Kruss

    Kruss Not Auto-Tuned

    I Twitter more than I Facebook, absolutely. But to follow me is to be subjected to a lot of David Cook stuff, although I do talk about a lot of other stuff.

    Some of the fun celebs I follow include Josh Groban, Conan, and of course, @thedavidcook and his band members, plus a host of musicians.

    I'm @songkat over there.
  7. Norlite

    Norlite Well-Known Member

    yeah, I'm on twitter. i just use it to read what's happening once in a while for people who interest me at the moment. Except for close friends and family, I'm constantly adding and deleting others.

    At the moment I've fallen off a bit on my tweet reading, but I'm following:

    pixiwoos - Sam Chapman, makeup artist from the UK
    nixiepixi - Nic Chapman, her sister and another makeup artist
    Rick Mercer - Canadian political commentor
    Conan O'Brien - cause he makes me laugh and I love him
    J_Butt- just cause I have since the beginning and can't bring myself to delete him
    LyndaReeves - Canadian decorator, editor, God
    Tommystatus- another Canadian decorator
    twisst - follows the international space station and lets me know when it's over my house
    Lisa_Eldridge- UK makeup artist

    that's all right now because I deleted after last season. With skating starting and TV, I'll be adding and follow some others during those times.

    I hardly ever tweet myself. Just cause I can't ever remember to. And I only have 8 followers anyway, and talk to them almost daily in other ways.
  8. Norlite

    Norlite Well-Known Member


    Oh, I must add Cusack! :swoon:

    I followed Kutcher for a while, and really enjoyed him, but I deleted him just because all my others got lost in his tweets. :lol:
  9. NancyNC

    NancyNC Well-Known Member

    @rainnwilson tweets some good off the wall stuff.
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2010
  10. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Holding Alex Johnson's Pineapple

    Yeah. :drama:

    To be fair, I'm mostly on there to follow Jared Leto. :shuffle:

    But I do also follow David Cook and Adam Lambert.

    @common_squirrel is incredibly stupid, but funny.
    @blueandyrooney is what a foul mouthed version of Andy Rooney.

    And of course, @uyeahu and Mr. Spinner. :encore:
  11. numbers123

    numbers123 Well-Known Member

    I really don't need anymore time wasting activities with Facebook, Facebook Games, and FSU (OK FSU is not time wasting, it gives me valuable information :) )
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  12. Erica Lee

    Erica Lee New Member

    I'm @passion4skating but don't let the name fool you.. tweets about skating are few and far between.

    The one celebrity I really appreciate on twitter just for the fact that her tweets are funny and random is @TheEllenShow

    @FakeAPStylebook is hilarious for english language geeky types
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  13. BelleBway

    BelleBway a monkey stole my title

    I'm on twitter but I don't really say anything much. Except when traveling domestically... in which cases I probably say too much. :lol:
  14. martian_girl

    martian_girl New Member

    I recommend:

    @nprmusic - Great place to hear new music

    @cakewrecks - Baking disasters galore

    @tiwyf - This Is Why You're Fat: a collection of disgusting and/or delicious calorie rich foods.

    @StephenAtHome - The official Twitter of Stephen T. Colbert
  15. Garden Kitty

    Garden Kitty Tranquillo

    I'm on twitter, but mostly to follow athletes in sports I follow. Cyclists (and team staff) seemed to be early adopters, but now a lot of skaters are on there too.

    With many of the smaller cycling events not televised, direct reports from the riders about injuries, road conditions and results is one of the quickest ways to get information. I've seen the wife of the current world champion on twitter asking for reports on whether her husband was caught up in a mass crash and she got an answer from people on the scene even before the tv cameras sorted out the incident.

    And without twitter, I'd have missed this pic of Ashley and Adam at Champs Camp :lol:
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  16. skateycat

    skateycat Minecraft Widow

    I have on Twitter for almost 3 years now - @vurayav

    While it can seem like a big time suck, I have found that my regular use of Twitter has made me more of a confident and deliberate editor. I find myself working hard to fit my idea into 140 characters without resorting 2 riting stuf lik dis.

    Some favorite people I follow:

    @cantufeelicks - Mexican figure skater Ana C. Cantu Felix. Oh she is wonderfully snarky! And she has replied to me when I have mentioned her / replied to her. Very fun.

    @ICHCheezburger - I Can Haz Cheezburger. LOLcats et. al.

    @FakeAPStylebook - I use the APA Manual heavily in grad school, and this one cracks me up!
  17. Anita18

    Anita18 Well-Known Member

    For a seriously good laugh, check out the rapper 50Cents's Twitter. You can tell exactly when he took control of it from his PR people - August 20, 2010 1:29:58 PM . :rofl:
  18. star_gazer11

    star_gazer11 practising choreo

    Ditto @FakeAPStylebook and @TheEllenShow

    I also like
    @j3r3bear - Jeremy Ten

    If you're a Whose Line Is It Anyway fan:
    @ColinMochrie - doesn't tweet a lot

    I think Drew, Chip and Ryan are also on Twitter but I haven't checked them out yet.
  19. zhenya271

    zhenya271 Active Member

    I started Twitter for the Olympics kept it going for the World Cup.

    Does anyone happen to know of any good twitter translators? A lot of footballers are joining the twitter bandwagon, but babelfish just doesn't translate short blocks of text very well.

    Is Brightquote an automatic feed to Twitterers? I noticed that Diego Maradona RT a quote that I had just received a few minutes earlier.

    I rarely tweet myself, I use FB to communicate with my real friends.
  20. dbny

    dbny New Member

    I am already too distracted to risk it, but some of the ones you follow are very tempting. Maybe I'll give it a try in a few months, when my attention span should start to normalize. My DH says I tweet constantly anway :rolleyes:.
  21. Spinner

    Spinner Where's my book?

    Yes, I do follow (and lurve) both of them, but they never tweet. :p

    I follow him too! Again, dork humor is awesome. :lol:

    Exactly. You're one of my favorite humans, but you never tweet. You should, you're smart and funny too. :D Same goes for Really. ;)
  22. Really

    Really I need a new title

    Really never really has anything really pithy worth really sharing on Twitter...

    But I do follow a whole raft of people who are involved in education -- especially ed tech.
  23. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Holding Alex Johnson's Pineapple

    Tomo Milisevic (@tomofromearth), the guitarist for 30 Seconds to Mars, started following me about four months ago. I'm totally intimated now. (Which is weird, because I have no trouble talking to him in real life. But what if he shows a tweet to Jared and Jared thinks it's stupid? :drama: :p)
  24. Spinner

    Spinner Where's my book?

    More stupid than when you see him in person? Nah...
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  25. uyeahu

    uyeahu Agitator. Sharpie lover (figuratively speaking).

    I've gotten a DM from Slash and was retweeted by Danny Lohner. :shuffle:
  26. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Holding Alex Johnson's Pineapple


  27. luna_skater

    luna_skater Well-Known Member

    For a better laugh, check this out: http://twitter.com/English50cent

    Proper English translation of 50's Tweet's.

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  28. Nora_Charles

    Nora_Charles New Member

    The "do you Twitter" question reminds me of a hilarious exchange between Stephen Colbert and Meredith Viera on The Today Show. (It's a little beyond PG-13 lol)

    Anyway! :lol: I am on Twitter, but I never tweet (I do not feel I'm important enough! haha). I follow a random mix of people, some comedians, a blogger, makeup artists that I watch on youtube, all the hosts/pros/"celebs" from DWTS...nothing exciting!
  29. Nora_Charles

    Nora_Charles New Member

  30. Orable

    Orable Well-Known Member

    I kind of want to start twittering (tweeting?) now just so I can follow Spinner, PL and Uyeahu :shuffle:
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